Athletic Director: Richard Barnes
Athletic competition offers students the opportunity to play their best against other teams. The goal is to play hard, play fairly and play fun! Teamwork is stressed in every sport at Immanuel. A student can be very talented but will never fully succeed unless they learn the importance of team play. Being on a team also means regular attendance at practices and games.  For many teams, winning becomes the only goal and measurement for success. We guard carefully against this happening in our athletic program. We definitely want our teams to win. However, we realize and stress at every level that school sports are only games. Christian character and development is emphasized and good sportsmanship toward opponents as well as teammates is required.
Registration is generally held in advance of the start of each season. Notices are given to students in class or can be picked up by parents in the school office. Registration deadlines are strictly enforced unless a child is new to the school. We must notify the each league in advance so that preparations can be made before the start of the season.  In addition to the registration form, each player must have a current sports physical form on file (updated annually). Rules and schedules for each sport will be distributed before the start of each season. Uniforms are provided at no cost for most school sports and will also be distibuted before the first competition.  Age requirement for all sports is determined by August 1st of each year.
Immanuel offers the following programs (dependent upon participation) each year:
Cross Country
  • Offered for students in grades 5th - 8th
  • Runs August through October
  • 5th - 6th grade runs one mile course, 7th - 8th runs two mile course...both with timed results
  • Offered in combined grade levels -- 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th
  • Season usually begins in August and ends in late October or early November


  • Offered for 5th - 8th grade girls
  • Usually begins mid September and ends mid October
  • The season ends with a championship tournament
  • Offered for 7th & 8th grade girls
  • Cheer during the basketball games
  • Competitions are held each season
  • Offered in combined grade levels -- 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th
  • Season for 5th - 8th grade is November to January
  • Season for 1st - 4th grades is January to April
  • Offered for grades 6-8
  • Season is March through April


  • T-Ball is co-ed for kindergarten students
  • Coach pitch is co-ed for 1st & 2nd grade
  • Baseball is offered for boys in combined grade levels -- 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th
  • Softball is offered for girls in combined grade levels -- 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th

Immanuel Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all
the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available
to students of the school. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational
​policies, admission policies, athletic programs, or other school administrated programs.

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